Spiritual discernment is a gift from God, enabling us to judge between good and evil, comparing things with God's Word to see if they align with His standards.
Mark Schindler, commenting upon some changes in the household, one of which involved the acquiring of a new dog, a dog that turned out to be a jumper, describes the extensive attempts at retrieving the fugitive animal. Later, preparations were made again as a new granddaughter, Sophia Grace, arrived on the scene. The name …
If we ask God for wisdom, we will also need to be ready to work to achieve it. Good results do not just magically happen; 'some assembly' is required.
Human discernment can be developed and exercised, triggering early warning systems with the reactions of revulsion and confusion when confronted by evil.
In the end, philosophy is merely man's search for answers without God. Real truth is found in God's Word, not in the minds of self-important, fallible men.
We need the ability to discriminate in spiritual matters. Grace does not cover unrepented sins nor fellowship with those contemptuous of God's laws.
Ecclesiastes is perhaps the most practical book in the Old Testament, providing overviews of life-guiding advice, essentially a roadmap through the maze.
God emphasizes Ecclesiastes during the Feast of Tabernacles to show the result of doing whatever our human heart leads us to do. The physical cannot satisfy.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on his high school English class, where he learned the parts of speech, diagramming, and other aspects of grammar, warns that the imperfect conjugation of Hebrew grammar provides special problems. The imperfect conjugation focuses not so much on time of action, but aspect (or kind) such as modal or …
From this often misunderstood and misinterpreted poetical work comes some hopeful prophecies along with some vivid descriptions of intimate spiritual love.
We must use Berean self-reflexiveness to become teachable, to search for hidden sins, to detect spiritual blindspots, and to admit when we are wrong.